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September 3rd, 2013, 12:07 AM
NinjaCakes's Avatar Awesomesauce
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We are planning some outdoorsy stuff for next weekend. I really don't feel comfortable having bug spray around Breña though. Anyone know of any safe alternatives? Talking mosquitos and ticks.

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September 3rd, 2013, 06:35 AM
CrunchyMommaTo2's Avatar Proud Momma
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We make our own:

Mosquito Repellent......Ingredients:

4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hair spray).
1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of high-proof alcohol (vodka is suitable, isopropyl or rubbing alcohol is not). Alternatively, you may omit the alcohol and increase the amount of distilled water to 3 ounces.
15 drops Citronella Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oi

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September 3rd, 2013, 06:40 AM
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We use the bug spray made by the Honest Company and it works great!

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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September 3rd, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Location: Canada
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I bought California Baby bug repellant... to be honest, it doesn't work. The bugs are so bad here (The mosquito is jokingly referred to as the provincial bird!) and even in our 'healthy baby' group, they said that x amount of deet is safe, because you aren't going to find anything natural that works... (other than maybe a smudge fire )

I however don't feel comfortable using deet on my kids, so we will be going the long sleeves and pants route for a while. I just don't recommend the California Baby repellant as it's not very effective!
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September 4th, 2013, 07:48 AM
angelsailor288's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I dont mess around with ticks and mosquitos. West nile and lyme, anaplasmosis, etc., are NASTY diseases. Theres even tick diseases going around now in upstate NY that give you a slight cough and then you drop dead! NO JOKE!!! So we use full on bug spray and have a good shower when were done.


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